Koh Tao is a world-famous destination and home to some of the best diving experiences in Thailand. So if you are looking for the perfect location for your Thailand scuba diving holiday to get your PADI certification, look no further! Join thousands of happy certified divers and get your PADI Open Water Diver Certification on Koh Tao with Coral Grand Divers!
As a popular year-round Thailand diving destination, there is a wide choice of dive centers on Koh Tao. So why should you pick Coral Grand Divers? Checking out our many fantastic trip advisor reviews will give you a good overview of previous guest experiences and an idea about the level of service you can expect to receive from us. And we can fill in all the other blanks for you right here!
Sairee beach: The best location
With a stunning location at the north end of Sairee Beach, Coral Grand Divers school is home to one of the longest-running dive centers on the island, established in the early 2000s. Our enviable location gives you direct access to the golden sands of Koh Tao’s most famous beach. We are in a quiet area at the northern reaches of Sairee, but still only a 10-minute walk along the beach into the heart of the village and all of the best bars, restaurants, etc. Take your PADI courses on Koh Tao with us, and your theory sessions and pre and post-dive briefings will be right next to the beach – the perfect place to enjoy beautiful sunsets at the end of your diving day.
The most experienced diving instructors
Coral Grand Divers has issued over 50,000 diving certifications, and our Koh Tao dive center operates to the highest standards. It includes having a full-time PADI Course Director on staff to ensure excellence in our IDC (Instructor Development Course) program and on all of our Koh Tao dive trips and courses. As a testament to the quality of our dive staff, previous Coral Grand course directors have gone on to become PADI regional managers and examiners.
The highest standards of diving certifications
Coral Grand Divers is a 5-Star PADI Dive Center. PADI officially recognizes us as a progressive dive center that excels in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, a large diving equipment selection, and experience opportunities. 5-Star PADI Dive Centers also encourage aquatic environmental awareness, remain active in their communities, and present a professional image consistent with or better than the norm in the marketplace. We are proud to be a diverse company and offer our PADI diving courses in various languages.
The best diving facilities
Our Koh Tao scuba diving center has been specifically designed to provide the best facilities for those on PADI training courses. We have a dedicated scuba training pool explicitly built for confined water skills development, and our dive boats are up to date with all of the comfort and safety standards you could expect from a first-rate dive shop. Owning our boats (many other Koh Tao diving schools don’t!) means we have complete control over dive site choices and, ultimately, your safety. We never share our boats with other companies, and our own compressors pump air and enriched air nitrox. Our fleet is accessed directly from Sairee beach by longtail transfer, so we don’t need to go to the main pier and clamber over other vessels or on and off taxis to get to your dive boat.
Aside from diving-specific facilities, our beachfront also boasts a restaurant, bar, and massage services.
Top-quality diving equipment
We use the best brands of scuba diving equipment. Our equipment room comprises all modern Aqualung and Scubapro dive gear, and we ensure all our diving equipment is serviced regularly by brand specialists right here in Koh Tao. Diving equipment rental is included in the cost of your PADI course, so there are no hidden costs or additional fees.
Dedication to marine conservation
Coral Grand Divers is proud to be a 100% Project AWARE dive center, which signals to divers everywhere that we are an environmentally responsible business. Launched in 2011, the project AWARE is a non-profit organization that works to support and protect the underwater world. For our PADI Open Water courses on Koh Tao, this means creating more environmentally aware divers who value our conservation commitment.
Amazing accommodation options
We propose beautiful beachside resorts next to the diving center, so whatever your budget and ideal Thailand dive package for your course, we’re sure to have something to suit your needs.
Great value Koh Tao dive packages
Our packages include a free shuttle service to the diving center for your PADI Open Water Diver course on Koh Tao and the full range of PADI dive courses. Your PADI learning materials, certification fees, diving equipment, free use of a diving computer, discounted accommodation, and complimentary refreshments.
The best Thailand diving trips
Once you have completed your PADI Open Water Diver course, you can take advantage of some Koh Tao diving trips to explore more of the fantastic dive sites as a fun diver – without having to stop to complete skills evaluations! We run morning and afternoon dive sessions and night diving trips every other night. So when you have fun diving on Koh Tao with us after your course, you can quickly dive 4-5 times a day.
As well as daily trips around Koh Tao, diving trips are available through Coral Grand Divers to other unique Thailand diving holiday locations like Koh Phi Phi or Koh Lanta. We propose diving cruise trips in Thailand to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, or Myanmar (Burma).
We hope you can see the value in completing your PADI course on Koh Tao with us here at Coral Grand Divers. If you need further information, have questions about the course, or book your spot, contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help!